Pres. Obama on border crisis: I’m “not interested in photo ops”

Posted by: ST on July 10, 2014 at 11:52 am
The joke is on you, Mr. President.

The joke is on you, Mr. President.

Once again, our celebrity President opens his mouth and inserts his foot. From the Washington Post:

DALLAS — President Obama on Wednesday forcefully defended his decision not to visit the Texas border with Mexico to view a burgeoning humanitarian crisis, saying he’s “not interested in photo ops” and challenging Congress to give him new authority to respond to the situation.

“Nothing has taken place down there that I’m not intimately aware of,” Obama said during a hastily arranged news conference here, where he began a two-day visit to the state for Democratic fundraising and an economic event. “This is not theater.”

His remarks came after a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and local leaders to discuss his administration’s response to an influx of tens of thousands of foreign children, mostly from Central America, who have entered the state illegally.

Obama, under mounting pressure from members of both parties to view the border situation firsthand, said he has been well briefed by his Cabinet aides and called on Congress to quickly approve $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help manage the influx.

“This is not theater”? He’s “not interested in photo ops”? Hmm, that’s never stopped him before:


See more Obama photo op reminders via Twitchy Team.

What he darned well knows is that visiting the border wouldn’t be a “photo op” because photo ops are designed by nature to make politicians look good, and this would have exactly the opposite effect on his image by making him look exactly like what he is: weak and ineffective – especially considering the current crisis at the border has his name written all over it. Really unbelievable the stuff this guy tries pass off as ‘fact’! These days, though, there are many even in the reliably left wing media not willing to give him a free pass anymore. Thank goodness.

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3 Responses to “Pres. Obama on border crisis: I’m “not interested in photo ops””

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  1. omapian says:

    I am sure that Susan Rice gave him all he needs to know…. until he hears otherwise on television.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    His line about no interest in photo ops is one of the most threadbare and fallacious statements he has made, and he has made the WH the “Home of the Whopper” outpacing Burger King.

    Remember his selfie at Mandela’s funeral? Or his many staged appearances with people arranged like mannequins, similar to those fake girl band members in a Robert Palmer music video?

    Who can forget the one in the Rose Garden with deserter Beau Bergdal’s parents? Or the one when he signed Obhammudcare? And the beer and pool hall scene in Denver earlier this week?

    Self-aggrandizement is this jackwad’s stock in trade.

  3. Carlos says:

    Obama, under mounting pressure from members of both parties to view the border situation firsthand, said he has been well briefed by his Cabinet aides and called on Congress to quickly approve $3.7 billion in emergency funding to help manage the influx.

    Well, if he has been, that’s certainly a first. He’s the most poorly briefed prez in history.

    Probably because his staff doesn’t understand the importance of current events as they happen, and because he couldn’t care less if it doesn’t involve making him the center of the universe.

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